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Yes, it could easily be done. No, you shouldn't do it.
Crapping up on of the most beautiful piece of software in existence with some damn piece of management spyware? You should be ashamed of yourself. Go wash your brain out with soap.

--Dave "This was responding nicely. You don't want to see the nasty version" Griffith

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Dave,

My intention isn't too spy, I think this could be very interesting
information, providing a unique view of the complexity of a software
project. What files collectively receive the most attention? Why? The
answer is probably different that you expect. Also, as a personal tool it
would could be very helpful for planning time, comparing estimates w/ actual
data. Anyhow, just a potentially interesting tool, nothing malicous.

-Mark

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Yes, it could easily be done. No, you shouldn't do it.
Crapping up on of the most beautiful piece of software in existence with

some damn piece of management spyware? You should be ashamed of yourself.
Go wash your brain out with soap.
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--Dave "This was responding nicely. You don't want to see

the nasty version" Griffith


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Bruce Sterling put it best. Design for Evil. Assume that whatever technology you develop becomes available to a mid-range nation-state with malevolent ideology, a politicized military, and a sizable secret police. You don't have to go that far to see that time-tracking plugins to IDE's are a Bad Idea. Yes, there are reasonable, even positive, uses for such technology. Those aren't outweighed by the sheer nastiness you'll add to innocent hackers' lives when (not if) it's misused.

Dump it. You don't want that sort of thing on your conscience.

--Dave Griffith

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Dave Griffith wrote:

Bruce Sterling put it best.


Is that Bruce Sterling or Bruce Schneier you're thinking of? It sounds more
like something the latter would say...

Vil.
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Sterling. It's one of the Viridian Movement design principles.

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Dave Griffith wrote:

Sterling. It's one of the Viridian Movement design principles.


Getting very off topic now, but... what was the name of the book? It sounds
like one I might enjoy reading, based on that earlier quote. I haven't read
very much of Bruce Sterling's work yet, but I've heard some good things
about it.

Vil.
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To the best of my knowlege, the Viridian movement stuff was never packaged as a book, although there's quite a few things like it in his recent futurist work "Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the next fifty years". Best thing to do for Viridian stuff is to google for it. Through conscious ideological choice, all the source documents are web-based.

--Dave

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Thanks!

Vil.

Dave Griffith wrote:

To the best of my knowlege, the Viridian movement stuff was never packaged as a book, although there's quite a few things like it in his recent futurist work "Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the next fifty years". Best thing to do for Viridian stuff is to google for it. Through conscious ideological choice, all the source documents are web-based.

--Dave


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